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Connection

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This new series starts out with a zap as we meet Nash & Mason, whose families have been enemies for decades.  Mason comes back to his hometown to open a tavern with friends.  Nash is the Sheriff now, and visits the tavern often to eat.
Nash is attracted against his will so quickly to Mason.  He does not want to want him.  He just cannot help it.  For Mason, the attraction is mutual.  It is also agreed upon that they should not do anything about it.  There is too much history between their families.  But the heart wants what it wants.
I thought this was a very well thought out plot.  The characters were well matched and had a series stack of problems against them.  Ideally the road to love is smooth, but in real life, family is just one of many factors that can get in the way.  I loved these characters and hope to see them again in upcoming books for the Rainbow Cove series.  I give this story a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

***This ARC copy was given in exchange for a completely honest…

Best friend

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Vince is in love with his best friend but has no idea how to tell her, or himself.  He knows these feelings are growing for this amazing woman he spends so much time with.  They both have been hurt so badly in the past.  Together, things are just right.
Jacqueline AKA Jackie really does want to have a fling to enjoy.  She is still stinging from the hard slap her ex gave her by choosing another woman.  With her best friend, she is a confident and fun woman.  Where is that confidence when she needs it most?
This story has a little bit for everyone.  There is humor, hot guys, sexy times, pop culture, movie quotes, and more.  Did I mention there is seriously hot men?  I love the banter and the friendship portrayed here.  What is so excellent for me, is that these two show how much they care, long before we get the words.  I give this book a 5/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

***This ARC copy was given by Netgalley and its publishers, in exchange for an honest review.

Spark

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This is the start of the Trident Security Omega Team series.  It is advised to first read the Trident Security series in order to avoid spoilers.  If not, this book can be read as a standalone novel.
Logan AKA Cowboy is immediately attracted to Dakota.  She is not impressed with him when they first meet, as he assumes she needs his help - but she can take care of herself.  He meets her again later and the sparks fly all over the room.  Now he just hopes he can impress her enough that she gives him a chance.
Dakota is a police officer who is always trying to prove herself in a man's world.  With all the odds stacked against her, she wishes for greater things.  When it turns out a killer has her in his sights, she is going to need all the help she can get.
Amazing and riveting conclusion of the mystery killer from many books before in the previous series.  Introducing the new Omega Team series, where the members are new and very hot.  This story has so much heat and such a compellin…

Gentle

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Kurt met Lisette while she was working with this dying brother.  When they meet again, she brings back memories of that time in his life.  She is looking for work with his team, and he is not up to seeing her everyday.

Lisette just wants to find a job in her new field.  Being a nurse is fulfilling, but working with terminally ill patients has a cost.  She is hoping to get into a new field, helping heal those she can.  Kurt has always been attractive to her.  Under such sad circumstances can they learn to love where they have a future?
This story was as sad as it was sweet.  The genuine love felt for a family member can be very strong and this felt very real and sincere.  I was touched by the gentle way the author had it brought out in the book.  I give this story a 3/5 Kitty's Paws Up!

***This copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.

Blog Tour w/Review - Tied Up In You

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Tied Up in You by Erin FletcherRelease Date: 7/10/17About the book:Everyone says hotshot goalie Luke Jackson is God’s gift to girls, but the only girl he wants is his best friend, Malina Hall. He’s always known how brilliant she is, but now that he’s “accidentally” kissed her, he can’t stop thinking about her…or wanting to kiss her again.Problem is, things have been a little…awkward since the kiss. Because she likes him, too? Hopefully, but even if she did, their futures—and the ridiculous schedules that come with them—are in the way. And now one of his teammates is showing interest, and the guy has more in common with Malina than Jackson ever will. As her best friend, Jackson should get out of the way. But if there’s one thing he’s learned from hockey, it’s that you have to go for what you want, even if it means falling flat on your face. And he’s definitely falling for Malina. Disclaimer: This book contains a hot hockey player who goes after what he wants, a super-hot, super-distrac…

Release Day Launch - Eyes On You

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From New York Times Bestselling author Laura Kaye, comes EYES ON YOU, a new novella in her Blasphemy Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure to grab your copy today!About EYES ON YOU (Blasphemy #3):She wants to explore her true desires, and he wants to watch… When a sexy stranger asks Wolf Henrikson to rescue her from a bad date, he never expected to want the woman for himself. But their playful conversation turns into a scorching one-night stand that reveals the shy beauty gets off on the idea of being seen, even if she’s a little scared of it, too. And Wolf loves to watch.In the wake of discovering her fiancĂ©’s infidelity, florist Olivia Foster never expected to find someone who not only understood her wildest, darkest fantasies, but would bring them to life. As Wolf introduces her to his world at the play club, Blasphemy, Liv finds herself tempted to explore submission and exhibitionism with the hard-bodied Dom even as she’s scared to trust again.But Wolf is a master …

Release Day Blitz - Beautiful Mistake

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The first time I met Caine West was in a bar. He noticed me looking his way and mistakenly read my scowling as checking him out. When he attempted to talk to me, I set him straight—telling him what I thought of his lying, cheating, egomaniacal ass. You see, the gorgeous jerk had wined and dined my best friend--smooth talking her into his bed, all along failing to mention that he was married. He deserved every bit of my tongue-lashing and more for what he'd done. Especially when that lazy smile graced his perfect face in response to my rant. Only it turned out, the man I'd just told off wasn't the right guy.Oops.  My mistake. Embarrassed, I slunk out without an apology. I was never going to see the handsome stranger again anyway, right? That’s what I thought…until I walked into class the next morning. Well, hello Professor West, I’m your new teaching assistant. I’ll be working under you…figuratively speaking. Although the literal interpretation might not be such a bad thing…

Solved

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Gaige is hired by threat to get into an office that does not welcome them.  He meets Alec there, however, and this changes everything.  The attraction is explosive and instant.
Alec is disgusted that he is attracted to someone who he cannot trust.  As he gets to know him better, they realize they are really on the same side.  Now if they can build trust and start to show it, then maybe a future can happen.  If they save the world in between, just a bonus, right?
I have to tell you, I am never disappointed with this author's work.  The characters have excellent banter, the pace moves along quickly, and the heat is just sizzling!  The mystery to solve is like the icing on the cake.  I cannot wait to read the next book in this new The Dirtyseries.  I give this story a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

***This ARC copy was given by Netgalley and its publishers, in exchange for an honest review only.

Timing

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This story is book # 3, in the Checkerberry Inn series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  For reader enjoyment and understanding, I recommend reading the series in order.
Maddie is in desperate need of some help at work, and a date to an event.  They may not go together, but the need for both is increasing.  There is a possibility of hope on these fronts, as long as she plays it right.
Cole is desperate for work to fulfill his dream.  He can help Maddie find a date.  They both have pasts and an attraction gaining heat.  Just a leap of faith keeping on track.
This was a cute, and sweet, and definitely clean romance.  My only issue is that I am not big on women who have insecurities rule their lives.  This was a twist on the love triangle trope, but handled in a clever way.  I give this book a 3/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review by Netgalley and its publishers.

Virtual Tour w/Review - Mister Hockey

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Her biggest fantasy is about to become a reality. . . MISTER HOCKEY Hellion's Angels #1 Lia Riley Releasing July 11, 2017 Avon Impulse Jed West is Mr. Hockey. The captain of the NHL’s latest winning team, the Denver Hellions—and the hottest player on the ice—at least according to every magazine. .and Breezy Angel. Breezy has been drooling over Jed at games for years, and he plays a starring role in her most toe-curling fantasies. But dirty dreams don’t come true, right? Then Jed saunters through the doors of her library, a last minute special guest for a summer reading event, and not only is he drop dead gorgeous up close, his personality is straight up swoon-worthy. He even comes to the rescue when she has an R-rated “Super Book Worm” costume malfunction. But when he mistakenly assumes she’s more into books than pucks, she’s too flustered to correct his mistake. And then comes a big kiss, followed by a teensy-tiny problem. Jed’s dating policy is simple: Never date a fan. So what’s a fang…

Cover Reveal - Her Warrior Dragon

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Her Warrior DragonBy Ariel MarieCover RevealTrauma nurse Faye Adams thought she’d seen it all… until a mysterious shifter is rolled into her unit, body broken and half dead. After she’s done picking her jaw up off the floor Faye immediately gets to work saving this shifter’s life. When he awakens, Faye finds there is an instant attraction between them… and it is undeniable. Vander Kelmeyer was battling his mortal enemy before he crash-landed under Faye’s care. From the moment their eyes meet he knows that she is his mate. After his wounds have healed Vander tracks Faye down and pursues her, his dragon desperately seeking her soft touch. Yet Vander’s enemies are searching for a weakness, and he’s just given them one. Faye and Vander’s romance ignites into a fire, one that quickly becomes deadly. Dragon shifters are legendary, considered a myth, yet here is one demanding that Faye become his. Despite the danger Faye cannot resist his smoldering stare… or the heat of his passion. Will Fa…

Busy

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This is book #4, in the Temptation series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  For reader enjoyment and understanding, I recommend reading this hot series in order.




Logan & Tate are together four years later as we continue their story.  This is where we see them try to find a place back in each other's lies after all the drama of getting together is over.  
Tate is busy with his bar, and Logan is getting national recognition on a case.  Suddenly they realize that life has gotten away from them in their busy life.  Time to prioritize if they mean to go on.
This was a sweet and sexy story.  I was so glad to be back with these amazing characters!  I cannot wait to see the next installment!  I give this book a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

Fast

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This is the 17th book in the Troubleshooters series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  To avoid spoilers, and for reader enjoyment and understanding of this fabulous 5* series I recommend reading in order.
Shayla helps her neighbor Peter, when she sees him on the side of the road trying to flag help down.  Then they get to know one another and the heat is on!  The attraction is mutual, if not surprising.
Peter cannot find his daughter.  With her missing his life feels out of control.  His neighbor comes to his aid, and he is attracted to more than her body.  Her mind is such a sexy thing.
This is such a great addition to the series.  This story has it all.  I loved the character interactions, the sexy times, the recurring characters visiting & more!  Hard to put down a Troubleshooters book, and this is no exception.  If you were looking for a summer read, look no further!  I give this amazing story a 5/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

***This ARC copy was given in exchange for …

Open

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This is book # 2, in the Dragon Soul series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  For reader enjoyment and understanding, and to avoid spoilers, I recommend reading this series in order.
Bryan has never met anyone like Deke.  He has never had anyone take to wanting him so bad.  He has also never felt this way about anyone else.
Deke is shocked to find out his brother's hot neighbor is interested in him.  They work to find common ground.  There are still secrets and surprises in store.
This book caught me off guard.  I was excited by the subject, and found myself all to often not very happy with how it brought out.  I think the lead character was kind of overbearing, as maybe he should be.  It just turned me off and made it hard to finish the book.  It felt forced.  I give this story a 2/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review by Netgalley and its publisher.